Two Graves: An Agent Pendergast Novel (Agent Pendergast 12) Paperback – 20 Dec 2012
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"Pendergast--an always-black-clad pale blond polymath, gaunt yet physically deadly, an FBI agent operating without supervision or reprimand-lurks at the dark, sharp edge of crime fiction protagonists." "Kirkus Reviews""
"TWO GRAVES provides readers exactly what they would expect from a Preston and Child novel --- thrills, high adventure, treacherous plot twists and well-researched scientific intrigue. The story is never predictable, and Pendergast is a multi-layered personality who keeps you guessing throughout." "Bookreporter.com""
"The names Preston & Child on the cover of a book promise a unique reading experience unlike any other, and Two Graves delivers the high thrills one expects from the two masters...authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have delivered another exceptional book....Fans will love the conclusion to the trilogy, and newcomers will seek out the authors' earlier titles." "The Washington Post""
"Preston and Child's high-adrenaline 12th thriller featuring maverick FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast wraps up the trilogy that began with 2010's Fever Dream and continued with 2011's Cold Vengeance with a bang...[an] intelligent suspense novel." "Publishers Weekly"" --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
The NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestselling authors return with a dramatic, page-turning adventure thriller that concludes Agent Pendergast's search for his long-lost wife, Helen.See all Product Description
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However, the pace after a great start seems to stutter a little bit and never quite get back again. There are some pretty dark thoughts occurring in this book especially with Pendergast himself and its an interesting turn of character.
At the same time, Corrie Swanson gets her own sub-plot whilst Dr Felder sets out for the truth regarding Constance. Whilst all three stories are good in their own rights, the authors keen to give each plenty of time may have actually helped slow down the gripping nature of each one due to the stop-start the reader goes through.
I still recommend this book and especially the entire trilogy (Two Graves, Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance).
Hoping for more of the same from Preston & Child in the future.
It resolves almost everything but sadly, and I suppose predictably leaves the ending wide open for the next book and in my view, some of the sub plots rather unfinished although you could argue they have been , but it is a stretch.
A good book with, at last, some vulnerability and fragility to our eponymous hero which whilst welcome, diminishes his god like status
and hey, it is not real anyway.
It would be difficult to argue, however, that the book is badly written - it isn't. It keeps up its pace, and it keeps the reader occupied. However, it does make the fundamental mistake (identified by Diana Wynne-Jones) of setting up for yet another novel, outside of the trilogy. This isn't the way novels should end - the reader is not simply a cash-cow, to be milked in the next novel they publish, which continues the themes of the last one, rather the reader is a partner with the writer(s), making the novel work.
Where I have a bigger problem, however, is the way in which this type of novel seems to perpetuate the myth of American exceptionalism and its view that it is the policeman of the world. Such a worldview allows American characters to illegally enter other countries bearing firearms, to shoot (and kill) anyone they please without response from the local authorities. Or, when the local authorities do complain, everything is smoothed over because the protagonist is an American.Read more ›
Two Graves was a roller coaster ride of a book that keeps the midnight oil Burning.
Can't wait for the next book(But Wait I must)
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If you have read the other Pendergast novels in order like I have then you need to read this one. Preston & Child are great authors and I enjoy their books a great deal.Published 17 months ago by Andy Heap
Good but not great. Perhaps they've gone off the boil-time to get back to the faster paced excitement of the earlier books.Published 20 months ago by Catherine Haynes